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There are many elements to being a great broker. Some, however, focus on particular capabilities, such as a wide range of exotic trading instruments to suit professional trading clients.In this section we list excellent brokers on four different measures to help readers recognise the ones that would suit them.The range and quality of educational support and research provided by brokers pretty much across the market (there are a few exceptions) are extraordinary. Investors are well catered for in SA. From basic trading concepts to the more sophisticated derivatives-linked investment options, investors can access training on just about any type of trading and investment concept online or at numerous events, live and online, that are offered by securities brokers.We use the information submitted by the brokers on the total cost of performing a single equities, ETF and CFD buy execution of five amounts (R11,000; R51,000; R101;000, R501;000, R1,001.000). We give a higher weighting to c...

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